removal of PEG tube

SLELISON

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Would I use code 43247 for the removal of PEG tube with dx V55.1? I am fairly new to gastro and this is the first I have came accross this procedure.

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elenax

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Check on this CPT's and see if any apply:

49460 with 536.40, 536.42 536.49 or you can also use the V55.1

43760 with 536.40, 536.41, 536.42, 536.49 or V44.1

49450 same DX's

hope this helps:)
 

elenax

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Check on this CPT's and see if any apply:

49460 with 536.40, 536.42 536.49 or you can also use the V55.1

43760 with 536.40, 536.41, 536.42, 536.49 or V44.1

49450 same DX's

hope this helps:)
 

smrgr

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removal of PEG

As far as our local carrier and payers have stated simply removing PEG tube without replacing or changing it is not a billable service.
 

cmartin

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I think it's just a visit code-also I'm pretty sure I've seen directives specifically excluding 43247 for PEG removal.
C.Martin CPC-GENSG
 

Cyndy

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peg tube removal

In Chapter VI:Digestive system of the NCCI edits it states:

"Intubation of the GI tract (e.g. percutaneous placement of g-tube) includes subsequent removal of the tube. CPT codes such as 43247 should not be reported for routine removal of previously placed therapeutic devices."

I would bill an appropriate e/m.
 

tamw29

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Replacement of PEG tube

What would I bill for the replacement of PEG tube with Mickey button? My doctor turned in 43247 but I'm not sure if I can bill it.

Thanks,
Tammy
 
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